Whew… I was supposed to mail my mini quilt for the Schnitzel & Boo swap last friday, but my fingers wouldn’t let me. They put up a protest after I finished the embroidery and moved onto the hand quilting. But hey, it’s going in the mail tomorrow, so I’m not too late! I hope…
I wanted the quilting to provide texture only, so I sewed horizontal lines in a 100wt gray silk by Superior Threads. I went around the strawberries which gave them a nice trapunto effect:
The edges are finished with a facing technique that uses folded triangles on the corners:
Since the quilt is only 8.5″x11″, the triangles allowed me to stick in unsharpened pencils as a hanging device. The top pencil hangs nicely on a nail and the bottom one keeps everything flat and square:
Anyway, I hope my partner likes it. It has a trip across the pond coming tomorrow! Yay!